The Sydney CBD has lost two long-standing venues, with Rosetta Trattoria and Bulletin Place officially closing up shop.

Award-winning bar Bulletin Place was in business for over eight years and is currently ranked no.39 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list.

The Circular Quay bar’s website confirms the closure alongside a message thanking “everyone who made this place great”.

Owner Tim Philips-Johansson told Good Food: “it really was death by a thousand cuts”, with the bushfires, construction of the light rail and the 2020 lockdowns dealing blow after blow.

The closure comes after the venue launched Belsazar Place in April, a vermouth-leaning tiny bar that operated in the entryway of Bulletin Place and out into the laneway.

Meanwhile, Hunter St Hospitality’s (formerly Rockpool Dining Group) Rosetta will not recommence trading after closing its doors during lockdown last year.

Pacific Concepts has confirmed it will launch Fratelli Fresh in the Harrington Street location instead, with the new venue slated to open in late July.

The space will undergo a refresh and see 250 seats across two levels. The venue will feature a main dining room alongside a terrace, separate bar area and mezzanine.

It joins a growing number of Fratelli Fresh outlets, with seven venues currently operating across Sydney and Queensland.

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